A hop, a skip, and a jump: Officials add some fun twists to the 2015 Sloper Relays

October 2, 2015
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Adam Theriault splashes through the mud pit.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER They dashed through the woods, sprinted around the lake, leapt over bails of hay, and trudged their way through the mud. Instead of running a standard race, high school and middle school cross country teams gathered to run in teams of two or four athletes in the fifth annual Sloper Relays…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Joanne Salerno just loves the Apple Harvest parade

October 2, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Knights rebound from first loss: Volleyball wins the Silver Bracket at the John Jay Invite

October 2, 2015
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Kelsea Allen scores a block during a loss to Glastonbury on Monday, Sept. 21. The Knights bounced back with a win over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights volleyball team (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season over the week, but managed to recover with a win and some fun at an invitational. Southington’s win came at Hall (2-3) on Thursday night in a 3-0 shutout (25-18, 25-15, 25-18). Sylwia Lewkowicz attacked the net with…

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Woes continue for Lady Knights

October 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights soccer team (1-3-1) took on two of the top teams in the Central region over the week, but Southington fell short in both contests. On Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Glastonbury (5-0), where they were defeated, 4-0. Glastonbury scored three goals in the first half, with their fourth…

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Judge reaches a decision on phase 1 of Hatton court case

October 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Earlier this week, Judge James Abrams of the New Britain Superior Court ruled that the Town of Southington violated their own zoning regulations by not applying for a special permit before approving the solar-panel project for Hatton Meadow. The decision came in reaction to the town’s Power Purchase Agreement with Greenskies LLC…

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Knights surge past Simsbury

October 1, 2015
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Blue Knight quarterback Jasen Rose scrambles around a defender during a 55-13 win over Simsbury on Friday, Sept. 25.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Simsbury’s quarterback barked out his signals to his offense, and scrambled to get in the play with under two minutes to go in the first quarter, but when the snap came, it sailed right over his head. He made an attempt to reach for the ball, but couldn’t even get a…

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Hall of Fame: Hitting his stride: Chris Walsh went the distance

October 1, 2015
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Chris Walsh builds some distance at the front of the pack during a Blue Knight track meet in the early 1970s. Walsh went on to gain national success in college and as a high school coach in California.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Cheshire hearts rose when Chris Walsh’s opponent burst from the start of the two mile race at a dual meet in 1973. The Rams needed a win to capture the track meet, and Walsh was trailing by 10 yards when the frontrunners began their final lap. “Their coach threw his hat up…

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Gov issues warning about hurricane; offers tips on preparedness

October 1, 2015
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Gov issues warning about hurricane; offers tips on preparedness

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today said that with Hurricane Joaquin currently forecast to impact the east coast over the next several days, he is asking Connecticut residents to closely monitor the storm’s path and be prepared for severe weather conditions.  The Governor continues to work with state emergency management officials to monitor the storm and…

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When you Make-A-Wish upon a star

October 1, 2015
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Daniela Ciriello is all dressed up and ready to go on a Disney Cruise. The Southington princess was presented a family trip by Make-A-Wish.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When it came time to interview 3-year-old Daniela Ciriello, she pulled up a chair and said “Now, let me tell you all about Mickey Mouse.” Dressed in a floor length Little Mermaid gown and a three-tiered tiara, the wide-eyed brunette danced with excitement around the room as her parents answered questions for…

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